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East Midlands Railway’s new Intercity fleet named Aurora

East Midlands Railway’s new Intercity fleet has been named Aurora – chosen from more than 2,000 competition entries. The Aurora fleet includes Japanese bullet-train technology and will provide fast, comfortable and state-of-the-art journeys between London, Sheffield and Nottingham from 2023. Aurora matched EMR ethos Aurora appealed to the judges because of the name’s

Upgrade scheme unveiled for Cornish network

NETWORK RAIL has been awarded a tender by Cornwall Council for a scheme to upgrade the railway network in central Cornwall, which would mean improving the infrastructure on the Newquay branch and introducing through services between Newquay, St Austell, Truro and Falmouth under the title of Mid-Cornwall Metro. The two bodies

Festive trains will operate at North Norfolk Railway

The North Norfolk Railway has invested in special measures to ensure the highly popular Santa Specials and the Norfolk Lights Express trains can continue to operate this Christmas. The Santa Specials will operate from every weekend from November 28 until December 18, then daily up to and including Christmas Eve. There are

Bridge problems block Warwickshire railway

ONE of the lines to Stratford-upon-Avon has been closed after a bridge on the route from Birmingham via Henley-in-Arden was found to be damaged. Network Rail said there could be no train services for the time being at Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, Danzey, Wood End, The Lakes, Earlswood, or Whythall. Replacement buses

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